Category: Veterans

Army veteran to finally get home of her own — in memory of Bob Crowley

Army veteran to finally get home of her own — in memory of Bob Crowley

Photo: Army veteran Rita Rowland works through the rain on what will soon be her new home. Army veteran to finally get home of her own — in memory of Bob Crowley WEST POINT, Georgia — The rain has simply been unrelenting at this week’s Millard Fuller Legacy Build hosted by the Chattahoochee Fuller Center […]

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up

Navy veteran grateful for new home, eager to repay costs to help others get same hand-up SHREVEPORT, Louisiana — The Fuller Center for Housing of Northwest Louisiana’s newest homeowner loves to crochet — and the results of that hobby can be seen in dozens of blankets that have been donated to a local homeless shelter, […]

Army veteran in Greenwood, Mississippi, celebrates paying off home mortgage

Army veteran in Greenwood, Mississippi, celebrates paying off home mortgage

(Photo: Glenda Cole sits on the front porch of her home in Greenwood, Miss., with her son, Phil. Cole recently paid off the mortgage on the home she partnered to build in 1999. Photo courtesy of the Greenwood Commonwealth.) Army veteran in Greenwood, Mississippi, celebrates paying off home mortgage There are many steps in the […]

K’Hairi’s Christmas wish, three years later: Army veteran remains grateful, worries about others

K’Hairi’s Christmas wish, three years later: Army veteran remains grateful, worries about others

(Photo: Charlie Thell and Tim DuBois get a hug from Carla Ross as son K’Hairi looks on during the 2017 dedication of their new Fuller Center home in West Point, Georgia.) Few children have captured the hearts of Fuller Center supporters the way K’Hairi did in 2017 when he saw his long-time Christmas wish come […]

Disaster ReBuilders help Panama City families, including Vietnam vet in desperate need

Disaster ReBuilders help Panama City families, including Vietnam vet in desperate need

(Photo: Vietnam veteran Ray Moneymaker sits in his Panama City home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael in 2018. He has since lost his wife to cancer and suffered a stroke. Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ work on his home is nearly complete.) Note: With an abundance of caution and a close eye on ever-changing […]

Gold Star family members’ service week honors fallen, boosts North Carolina recovery efforts

Gold Star family members’ service week honors fallen, boosts North Carolina recovery efforts

(This is the first in a series of reports from The Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders’ operations in North Carolina, where they are helping families recover from last September’s Hurricane Florence.) The only people who can truly sympathize with Gold Star families are members of other Gold Star families. They know all too well the grief […]

Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned

Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned

(Photo: Charles and Vernita Brown cut the ribbon on their new Bossier City home in 2012. Less than seven years later, they have now paid off the mortgage.) Journey from “The Bottoms” complete as house is paid off, mortgage burned Navy veteran Charles Brown and his wife Vernita know what it’s like to be mired […]

Disabled Vietnam War veteran gets help with home repairs in Joplin, Missouri

Disabled Vietnam War veteran gets help with home repairs in Joplin, Missouri

Disabled Vietnam War veteran gets help with home repairs in Joplin, Missouri The Joplin Area Fuller Center for Housing joined forces with a veterans advocacy group and Home Depot to perform major repairs on the home of disabled Vietnam War veteran Larry Day, 71, and his wife, Mary, at this link. According to this story […]